A New Dawn Chapter 9
"Wait! Hang on Spitfire, I can explain," Rainbow Dash said rising up on her hind legs, her forelegs raised in defense while she trotted backwards as the Wonderbolt Captain stalked closer to her. "It was just a friendly hug and nothing more, you see Soarin' saved my life out there and I just wanted to, uh, you know, show him my appreciation."
"Show him your appreciation?!" She growled. "Let me guess, you've been showing him your appreciation ever since you boarded this ship!"
"No, no you got it all wrong, I promise there is nothing going on," Soarin' stammered out stepping in between the two mares.
"Oh really?" Spitfire said staring him down, despite him being taller than her. "If there is nothing going on then why did Star Chaser and the other Wonderbolts get kicked out of the office when you called her in to see you huh?! Were you looking for a little appreciation then too?"
"What?! Look I just wanted to talk to her about a private matter! That's all I swear!" he said, shriveli
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Spitfire sat at her desk with her head buried in her fore hooves as she let out a long frustrated sigh. It was her first real day back on the job since the battle with the Yellow Devil, or Shadow, as she had come to find out his real name. She glanced over at her left only to see a large stack of Wonderbolt posters with her face plastered across them sitting in a tray labeled 'inbox,' an empty tray to her right labeled 'outbox,' and an ink stamp lying in between them. She knew that it was an important part of her job and autographed the posters, especially since, in light of their actions in the war, it generated a good deal of revenue, but her heart just was not into it today. Her mind was pre-occupied with other, more maddening thoughts. With an annoyed groan she set about the task; the sooner she got it done, the sooner she could go for a gallop, or go flying, or…well, anything that didn’t involve her sitting behind a desk.
Spitfire grabbed the first poster. She pressed
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Hooves ground into the dirt, tails flipped back and forth anxiously, the crowds around the starting line cheered as their friends and family members of the inhabitants of the small town of Ponyville took their positions on the starting line. With the Wonderbolt cadets partaking in the race there were considerably more racers than normal but Spitfire accommodated by placing her recruits in formation behind the regular entries, much to the chagrin of Lighting Dust and Fleetfoot.
As the racers all made final stretches and readied themselves, a grey earth pony in a black and white striped shirt with a whistle made his way to side of the of the starting line and addressed everyone.
“Welcome one and all to the Running of the Leaves, I want you all to remember to have fun out there and have a safe race! Now Racers, I’d like to call your attention to Ponyville’s own little supermodel who will signal the start of the race!”
Everypony's attention turned to the opposite si
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“I can’t thank you enough,” Cloud Chaser said looking through a folder that lay on the desk in front of her before she nodded her thanks to the mare that sat across from her.
“If you think this will help out,” Spitfire responded kindly from her side of the desk at the lilac pegasus who seemed to finish her appraisal of the documents as she closed the folder. “Then I’m glad to help out. Just make sure you tell him about the Initiative. Equestria really could use good stallions right now.”
“I will,” she promised, “I know he’d be interested and he’d make awesome Bronco,” Cloud Chaser added confidently before scooping the folder gingerly in her mouth and sliding it into her saddle bag. “I know I can’t think of a better stallion for the job.”
Spitfire nodded her approval which was returned with a friendly nod from Cloud Chaser who turned and exited her office, her business having been comp
A New Dawn Chapter 23A New Dawn Chapter 231 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shadow landed in front of Sonic and Rainbow Dash, bringing his hands together and outstretching his palms to crack his knuckles. He then began to massage his right shoulder with his left and as he rotated his right arm in circular motion.
“I’m going high,” Sonic informed the Rainbow Dash.
“Then I’ll hit ‘em low,” she confirmed.
“Oh good, you gotta plan, hope it works out for ya,” Shadow said confidently, before his face twisted into a mischievous grin. “Let’s start this party off with a bang!” he yelled out as he gathered energy in his right hand and hurled a supercharged Chaos Spear at the ground between them. Sonic and Rainbow evacuated their location just as the ground exploded with a fiery blast that sent chunks of rock flying through the air. The two split and went in separate directions, both creating sonic booms in their wake as they left golden and rainbow colored trails behind their respective selves. The
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Dash was reared back onto her hind legs with her forelegs resting on Sonic’s shoulders as they slowly moved across the dance floor. Sonic was surprised at first, expecting her to drop a good deal of her weight onto him, but quickly realized that she stood more upright than he had thought she would and as a result, felt just the weight of her forelegs. He did feel a tad awkward however, since on four legs he stood taller than her, but once reared, she had a slight height advantage. However, he quickly got over the feeling and moved his hands to her waist, resting them just above her cutie-mark and the two had slowly began two-stepping, swaying back and forth in time with the music while slowly rotating about.
The song was a beautiful one, when they had rotated and came into view, Sonic saw that the music was being performed by a small orchestra and noticed mint green unicorn that he’d seen at the Running of the Leaves strumming a harp with her magic and noticed a grey earth
A New Dawn Chapter 20Rainbow Dash lay on her stomach, her hind legs tucked underneath her and her fore legs crossed in front of her. She and Sonic were in a storage room located on one of the lower decks of the small airship. It was here they had decided to stow the non-functioning Metal and despite his lack of mechanical skill, Sonic had become quite determined to get him operational.A New Dawn Chapter 201 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Sonic, would you relax,” the cyan pegasus said as she was beginning to grow tired of his futile attempts to turn on the robot. “The Princess said something about him repairing himself and that he would wake up when he was done.”
“Metal can auto-repair while he is awake,” Sonic responded, he hoisted the limp robot into the air with grunt and laid him on his back. “C’mon, there has got be like an on switch or something…” he mumbled to himself, before directing his voice back at Rainbow Dash. “Besides, there are some questions I gotta ask him.”
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Rainbow Dash's eyes watered as she looked over the burning wreckage of the Equestrian flagship. Her mind struggled to process how such a thing could happen. Surrounding the wreckage were bodies of griffons, wolves and even ponies. Rainbow recognized a few of their faces and felt her body freeze up in horror as she overlooked a pegasus wearing the air rescue uniform.
Sonic was zipping around the wreckage checking each body for a pulse before moving onto the next. He sifted through metal paneling and wooden planks in a desperate attempt to find any survivors. Each body he checked looked like it broke is heart over and over again, but still the blue hedgehog refused to give up.
"Hey, give me hand with this Dash!" He called out to her as he struggled to lift a heavy hunk of metal that he was unable to budge. When she gave no response, he looked up to see her grief ridden face and swiftly sped next to her, grabbing her by the shoulders and gently sh
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Sonic and Rainbow Dash hurtled through space towards the planet seeking desperately to halt this deadly gambit the Doctor had played. It wasn’t long before they had caught up with Metal Sonic, who had a fist buried deep into one of the warheads, yanking out wires and components before leaping away and watching the large rocket erupt in a small explosion into scrap.
“We must hurry,” the robot announced catching sight of the two of them. “If we can get to the missiles before they reach the upper atmosphere, they won’t have reached their terminal Area of Effect. The nuclear payload will be disengaged before it reaches that distance. I calculate we have less than three minutes to stop them before they reach that point. Move with speed and sense of purpose.” After Metal had given them this instruction, he blasted off to the next rocket.
“You heard the bot Sonic, you need to move with speed, so you better keep up!” Rainbow Dash taunted as she t
The Simple Life Chapter 12The Simple Life Chapter 127 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight awoke by blinking her eyes open to find herself staring at the ceiling of her bedroom as she always did. She yawned and slowly let the drowsiness leave her as she stretched her legs as she always did. She rolled over and slipped out from under Foxtrot’s arm and out of her bed onto the floor and made her way to her bathroom as she always did. Her horn started to glow with a purple aura as she guided two brushes, one to her mane and one to her mouth, and began to brush systematically as she always did. She felt her hair brush catch a snarl in her hair and yanked through it with a good deal of discomfort, noting that is was far more snarled than usual and that she had a small headache this morning. In fact, her whole morning seemed to be off, but she couldn’t place her hoof on it as to why while her tooth brush worked its way past her bicuspids. She heaved a deep sigh through her nostrils as she ran through a short list of the
The Simple Life Chapter 1The Simple Life Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Luna was slowly roused from her light slumber by the quick change in momentum, forcing her lurch forward slightly as opposed to being gently rocked by steady travel on board the train. The locomotive hissed loudly as it applied its steam brakes. She turned her attention to glass window her head rested upon and found herself to be looking at the small rustic train station of Ponyville. It varied greatly from Canterlot Station's magnificence, but it was not without its sleepy, small town charm. She stretched her neck and shoulders as she rose from her seat and made her through the train cabin to the doorway, ignoring all of the inquisitive, accusing, and prying stares of the ponies that had ridden with her as she disembarked.
She was greeted by a polite train attendant who had swiftly moved to retrieve her luggage cart from the storage car. The stallion lowered his neck to set the yolk on the ground next to her before wishing her a pleasant afternoon as he made his way to re-board the
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One year earlier
"Sonic we need to hurry the warp gate won't last long!" Tails yelled out as he moved around feverously adjusting dials and instruments. His work shop was buzzing with energy and the noise created by a tear in the fabric of the universe was deafening. A rippling immaterial window leading to another world was suspended between two tesla coils by wild arcs of lighting. "It's now or never!" the two tailed fox struggled to scream out over the racket.
"Okay, Amy you're up first," the blue hedgehog said. "Jump through, and we'll be right behind you okay?"
The pink hedgehog he addressed was a nervous wreck. There was fear radiating from ever part of her. "Sonic, are you sure this will work?"
"Eggman doesn't know that there was one last portal to Fliki Island, not only that but it we needed all 7 chaos emeralds to power it, and it's still super unstable. We're going though, taking the emeralds with us, and destroying the machine. He won't be able reach that zone or us
A New Dawn Chapter 18A New Dawn Chapter 181 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The journey back to Wyndia was uneventful. The party was able to navigate swiftly and without the caution of ambush now that the enemy troops weren't a factor. It had taken them roughly a week to make it back to the griffon capital. Spitfire stopped them just at the border of the city; they still had to sneak their guests of honor out of the country without being spotted by guards. Trouble with that was they had no way to conceal them, but the Princess had an idea. She had left with Twilight Sparkle ahead of the group to secure a safe transport through the city. The Captain had no idea what she had planned, but since she couldn't think of a better idea she sat and waited. Below them, Wyndia was throwing a celebration for the victory. Cheering and songs could be heard from the hillside where they waited and hundreds of paper lanterns could be seen as they took to the sky above them.
"Captain?" Foxtrot called out to her.
"If you have a mom
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“I am Princess Celestia,” she announced to the being in front of her. “Ruler of all Equestria. These atrocities you have committed in my lands are unforgivable, and you will face justice for these crimes!”
“Oh? What are you gonna do? Beat me up with cupcakes and rainbows?” the monster replied with a grin, casually walking closer. “My name is Shadow, and you haven’t even begun to see the ‘atrocities’ I can commit.”
“You will stop!” Celestia shot back at Shadow’s threat of death and destruction. She knew this would not end without violence, but she knew from the reports that he could absorb her magic. Then an idea crossed her mind and she put her plan into motion. “I am the Goddess of the Sun, the most powerful of Alicorns! I have driven evil from these lands once before Shadow; I will not hesitate to use every ounce of power at my disposal to purge you from my kingdom as well!” As she spoke h
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"Metal!" Sonic yelled to the hovering robot. "Look at this madness! Just what do you think you're doing?!" his fist clenched tightly as his breath hissed through clenched teeth and tossed the backpack that held their supplies aside as Rainbow Dash inched her way away from him, sensing the animosity between the two.
"What was necessary to ensure the safety of this world, these fools would raise arms against he who would deliver this world from the fire," he responded.
"You and Eggman weren't satisfied with Moebius? You had to follow me here to destroy another world? Well that's not gonna happen Metal, I won't let it!"
"Then you will perish with them," he announced as his engines spooled up, prepping to strike at the blue hedgehog.
"Keep talking Metal," Sonic said, widening his stance, gearing himself to leap into battle with his longtime foe. "You're not gonna sound so tough when I snap you in two, you tin foil faker!"
"Faker…" suddenly Metal Sonic's engines wound down. The brigh
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Magenta eyes frantically scanned the water which had grown calm and held a surface a smooth as glass. Fortunately for the rainbow maned pegasus, Lake Murgese was a fresh water lake that was clear enough to almost see through to the bottom. Despite this fact, she struggled feverishly to find her friend beneath the water. As her worry mounted, she flew high into the air and dive bombed for the surface below, taking in a deep breath before plunging beneath the water.
She opened her eyes and took in the blurry view of the clear lake as she swam deeper and deeper for any sign of Sonic. As the subtle sounds of being submerged echoed in her ears, she focused on movement that came from below her. She had seen rising bubbles and immediately began to follow them until she saw a deep hue of blue amongst a bed of seaweed. She beat her wings to propel herself to her target faster and saw a wide-eyed and frightened Sonic struggling violently. His arms and le
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“Are you kidding me?” Shadow chuckled. “Metal Sonic? This is your ace in the hole? I will give you some credit Sonic, I did not see this one coming! How did you manage to get bucket head over here on your side?”
“What can I say Shadow?” Sonic smiled back at him. “He wanted to be on the winning team.”
“Wow Sonic, Your definition of winning has changed over the years.” Shadow shot back.
“Metal,” Sonic whispered to his newest ally. “You ready?”
“Affirmative,” he responded in his cold monotone voice.
“You really think this idea will work?” Rainbow Dash questioned.
“Negative. It merely presents the best opportunity for success,” Metal answered.
“Oh, well that’s certainly most reassuring thing I’ve heard all day,” Rainbow Dash commented back sarcastically.
“Prepare to follow my lead,” Metal announced as his thrusters kicked in and gently
A New Dawn Chapter 22A New Dawn Chapter 221 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shattered glass, rocks, and debris were scattered about as a sonic boom erupted in the streets of Baltimare as Shadow flew towards Sonic, right hand cocked back, fist balled tightly, as he closed the gap between himself and his adversary in the blink of an eye and yelled as he unloaded his attack.
Sonic grinned as he rolled his right shoulder back, letting Shadow’s attack sail past him harmlessly and exposing his entire body for a counter-attack. Sonic fired off a punch of his own, aimed at Shadow’s unprotected jaw. However, Shadow saw his attack, blocked by raising his left elbow and letting the blow strike his forearm instead. Sonic gritted his teeth and pushed himself back away from Shadow before flying away from him. Shadow chuckled at Sonic’s quick retreat and gave chase. Sonic ducked and weaved through the city, bouncing off walls, light poles and any other piece of the city he could find footing against. Shadow was hot on his heels, but that was the plan Sonic
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“You both made it,” a female voice spoke out. The owner was cloaked in all black robes that completely obscured her face. The comment was addressed to two other similarly cloaked figures, the three of them gathered closely around a dimly glowing candle which barely illuminated the room they all occupied. “Good.”
“You expected us not to?” one of the other’s, also female, responded, “You told us the nature of this meeting, and you normally don’t use words like dire or grave. So of course we would come.”
“Fantastic, if we all work together, hopefully we can end this crisis…” the first spoke.
“Yeah that’s what friends are for,” the third, albeit far more cheery female voice came from the last figure. “One question though.”
“What?” the other two responded, almost sounding annoyed.
“Can somepony tell me why we are sitting in the dark around the candle wearing our rai
The Simple Life Chapter 3The Simple Life Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cherilee could not believe just how much Ponyville was all aflutter with excitement at the upcoming Running of the Leaves set to take place in just a few days. It seemed as if everypony could not stop talking about who would be running it this year. Last year there was quite the commotion caused by two of the small town's most competitive rivals Rainbow Dash racing Applejack, but this year was poised to make that an easily forgettable memory. Not only was Luna, the once Princess turned commoner set to attend, but Spitfire, Captain of the Wonderbolts, as well as Soarin’, their famed flying ace were set to attend, and they were bringing the whole Wonderbolt Academy. Cherilee had no interest in running but she thought to herself that it might be worth sitting in the grandstands to see those two famous ponies and the cadets.
“I still don’t know why you’re here,” a familiar bratty voice yanked her out her thoughts and turned her attention to the young pink fill
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Twilight Sparkle was astounded when Princess Celestia showed her the method of travel across Equestria and the eastern ocean to land of the griffons. A magnificent airship suspended high in the sky by an enormous series of balloons. A full complement of her pegasus guards and unicorns trained by Shining Armor were there to provide a royal escort. In addition to the guards, Twilight was informed that Spitfire, Soarin' and Fleet Foot were coming. She wasn't sure why, but was too enamored with the trip and had too many questions for the Princess to care.
"I've never seen this ship before Princess, did you have it commissioned for this trip?"
"No, Twilight, the Sky Chariot has been around quite some time, it hasn't seen use for ages, in fact I believe the last time we used it was when I had to see Lord Graywing regarding Nightmare Moon."
"You see, Twilight it was our responsibility to raise the sun and moon, and when Nightmare Moon kept the world in the dark, let's just say tha
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Rainbow Dash never thought she'd be doing what she was doing right now. She, Derpy and a multitude of other pegasus were pulled from their regular jobs to ferry small airboats to and from the mainland to the Equus Fortis which had docked. It had been revealed to them that they were visiting a bustling metropolis called Wyndia, the capital of the griffon empire. Rainbow Dash had seen a few griffons back from her days in flight school but now she was surrounded by them, and battalions of armored battle ready Griffon solider flew into the Equus Fortis. That was a surprise but what really got her was who the pegasus were tasked with bringing on board. Wolves, angry looking and armed to the teeth wolves. Bigger than the diamond dogs back in Equestria and clearly far more advanced the timber wolves of the Everfree Forest; the pegasus hauled them up to the ship in groups of twenty per air boat. There were dozens and dozens of teams loading them up and Rainbow Dash must have made the tri
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The four Wonderbolts quickly set about rallying the rest of the fighting squadron, and with all 28 of the Wonderbolts in tow they headed towards the origin of the booms. As they flew in formation, Rainbow Dash saw Soarin' speaking with Spitfire. Whatever it was he was saying she was disagreeing with, but he seemed pretty set on convincing her. This became clear when the Captain brought the company to a halt mid-air.
"All right listen up," Spitfire spoke out enough for everyone to hear. "Soarin's got an idea and we're gonna run with it, I feel like it's a solid plan so let's hear him out," as she gestured to Soarin' who began to detail his plan.
"Okay, we all know we got our butts kicked last time, so I think we should try and tire this guy out. We're gonna do this by not locking into combat with him, I want everyone to fly in, strike hard and pull out, I don't care if you hit or if he manages to block, as soon as one of us finishes another will fly in. If we use our numbers he'll tire
A New Dawn Chapter 17A New Dawn Chapter 171 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Huh…wha, what's going on? Where am I Twilight? Twilight? TWILIGHT!!" Spike woke with a start as his memory flooded back to him. The urgency that he woke with caused him to topple off of Big Macintosh's back and land on the forest floor with a loud thud. "TWI-!" He began to shout once more but a hoof wrapped over his mouth tightly silencing him.
"Quiet!" Spitfire said in a quick hushed voice as she scooped him up and lifted him onto her back. "You'll let the whole forest know we're here!"
"What's going on?" Spike whispered back to her. "Where are the others?" he added as he nervously looked around but all he could see was Big Mac following close behind a running Foxtrot. The wolf would every so often drop to the ground and sniff at it vigorously and occasionally altered direction as he went. Luna hovered close above him casting a light
A New Dawn Chapter 19“Awww…what’s the matter Princess?”A New Dawn Chapter 191 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The fiery embers reflected in Princess Celestia’s eyes as she gazed upon what was once the bustling city of Baltimare. Fires raged around her as explosions rocked the ground beneath her hooves. One uncomfortably close blast shook a nearby high-rise from its foundations and sent it collapsing to the ground. The equine Sun Goddess strode through the devastation alone, having sent the last of her personal guards to ferry the remaining citizens to safety of Canterlot, now looking to deal directly with the nightmare that had been released upon this kingdom with dignity and determination.
“Does it hurt Princess?” the voice of Discord spoke out again as he appeared in a shard large broken glass they was lay in the street in front of her. Celestia furrowed her brow and gazed down at the image of the Draconequus that lay at her hooves. She snorted a breath of hot air through flared nostrils and with a swift stomp smas